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Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) are technologies that enable the control and delivery of electrical energy. These technologies are growing fast and are used across many sectors.

PEMD includes propulsion in transportation, energy generation and distribution, industrial machines and robotics. Innovative PEMD technologies are used in supply chains, like conductors and semiconductors including especially wide bandgap, converter/inverter systems, novel electric motor topologies, as well as integration and control strategies.

PEMD is a major contributor to economic growth and carbon reduction. It’s making a real difference in helping governments worldwide reach their Net Zero target.

This field is critical to the decarbonisation of sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Rail, Marine, Energy generation and Industrial Drives. PEMD also enables innovative solutions such as e-mobility as well as personal and autonomous transportation.

Part of our work to support the sector includes being involved with the ISCF Wave 3 Driving the Electric Revolution Programme. It’s an £80M programme that aims to accelerate the uptake of PEMD towards a Green Economic Recovery. As part of the programme, we deliver market intelligence and community building events. We also help innovators to connect with other parts of the PEMD supply chain.

Our Power Electronics (PEMD) Expert

Paul Huggett

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Funding Opportunities

Supercharging the MOD’s Power Quality Management

Market exploration request: from grid stability to dynamic power networks, help the Ministry of Defence understand the impact of poor power quality on its estates and ships, and how the market can supercharge power efficiency.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 19/08/2021

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Driving the electric revolution – building talent for the future

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative skills, talent, and training projects. This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 15/09/2021

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Engage with…PEMD Funding Opportunities

We will provide an overview of the Supply chains for Net Zero £22m CR&D competition and of other funding opportunities in electrification and zero-emission vehicles across all sectors.

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Driving the Electric Revolution - Engage with... Webinar Series

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge is investing up to £80million over 4 years in business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines & drives (PEMD).

Join our Engage With… webinars in which leading companies and organisations are given a platform to present their PEMD journeys, activities, challenges and future supply chain requirements, with a view of exploring future opportunities for partnerships/collaborations/projects.

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The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Community Hub has officially launched

We’re delighted to unveil the new online centre for the UK’s battery community – the Cross-Sector Battery Systems Network Hub.

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